Paul Katz
March 23, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Stagedoor

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
director
Alexandra Shiva

We gave it a B

Stagedoor is a touching documentary follows teens with Broadway dreams who sing and dance the summer away at New York’s Stagedoor Manor theater camp. While the kids yearn for the fame of alums Zach Braff and Natalie Portman, director Alexandra Shiva judiciously uses interviews with the campers and family members to show that peer acceptance is the real reason to attend Stagedoor. The film does best when focusing on a select few — especially 15-year-old Robert, who hopes musical theater is his ticket out of the inner city — but goes off pitch when it tackles too many plotlines.
EXTRAS None. B

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